Thursday, 11 September 2014

BA HONS FASHION - MY GRADUATE COLLECTION



In celebration of London Fashion Week kicking off tomorrow, today I wanted to share with you something special that was my whole life for 8 months... my university graduate collection. I finally got the professional catwalk pictures back and this is something I put my all into and thought would never ever end. But looking back now, the last few months were all a blur (I didn't sleep much and lived on energy drinks) and I can't believe I actually made it through alive! I was ready to quit so many times, but I powered through and having just received my degree certificate of a 2:1, I couldn't be prouder! Five years of studying fashion design has finally come to an end.

Looking at these photos, it feels weird to say "I made ALL of that!", every single garment was researched, designed, pattern cut and sewn by me (minus the crochet). I wanted to create a collection that really reflected my personal style. I summed up my research book as "the inside of my brain" - a bit all over the place, lots of colours, glitter, fluffy pretty things, a little bit glamorous and a bit wacky.

Back in June we had the University of Hertfordshire annual graduate fashion show at The Yard, Shoreditch - an amazing show space which made it all feel very real and professional, where each year third years show their final collections to family, friends and industry experts. There were people from high up in the industry attending, so we had to impress. After 2 rehearsal shows it was time for the real thing - which was super stressful and nerve-wracking. A few little mishaps on my show, the models weren't in order of how I wanted my collection to be, and the sequin flares were unfortunately too big for all the models (I made them to fit myself) - they were supposed to be worn super high waisted and whenever I see them on the hips in these photos, it forever annoys me! But other than that, it went smoothly.

So i'll let the pictures do the talking, and I might even do a couple of blog posts on studying fashion at university, incase any of you are thinking about it. I'll also include some development photos of my collection from start to finish. Also, if anyone is interested in purchasing anything from my collection, just send me an email and i'll see what I can do. Enjoy :)



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37 comments

Love Vintage said...

This is amazing - well done! Love how individual the look of it is! x

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Hannah Louise said...

Amaaaazing, SO Lulutrixabelle. Cannot wait to see you in those glittery trousers, and I think I need that crochet thing x

Virgos and Kisses said...

This entire collection is so you! Good on you!!!

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Anika Miller said...

This looks amazing! You can really see your personality and style in each piece!

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Zandra May said...

I can definitely see your personal style reflected in all these pieces! It all looks brilliant, congratulations on your degree!

Zandra // AZTEC DOLL Fashion & Beauty Blog

Sophie Ruffell said...

Such an amazing collection!!! You should be super proud of yourself! The sequin flares and skirt are my favourite!

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Becky P said...

My god I adore half furry skirt, it's perfect! Also, pink faux fur jacket ja definitely something i would buy! Girl, you are super talented, I adore your work! Xx


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Georgina Verity said...

Love it! I want that crochet top! Uh! So good xx

Dressed By S said...

OH MY GOD!
This is absolutely amazing
I'm in complete awe
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S xx

Sara Wiktoria said...

: O ! unbelievable! i want all those clothes! especially glittery pants <3

laurakidd said...

you have a gift.

Elizabeth Walton said...

This is amazing!! I've just started fashion design at uni and you've majorly inspired me! Hope I can produce something this fabulous in three years time :D
xx
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Susan Dollparts said...

OH WOOOOOW! Well done!! I would gladly wear any of your pieces !!!! :) xx

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Alice said...

I honestly mean this when I say I think it's amazing! The clashing textures, the colours, your personality definitely comes through. Love the metallic crop top with feather trim! X
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Emily Aranha said...

Love the sparkly skirt and bell bottoms! Thanks for sharing this.

xx E∆
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Cat Byrne said...

incredible collection - you are so talented!

cat // je suis cat x

Emmajane. said...

This is frickin'amazing! You should be so proud of this! X

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Abbie said...

Ahhh wow definitely reflects your style! Congratulations :-) xx

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alice bea said...

this is crazy amazing!

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Eguono Ogueh said...

This collection looks amazing! x

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Emma Reay said...

Your collection definitely reflects your personal style & i love all of it!

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Katie said...

Amazing collection! Im working towards mine this year! arghhhh xo

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ELÃNA said...

Oh I would wear EVERYTHING!

You remind me of a young Betsey Johnson... amazing job Lucy!

Lena said...

these are AMAZING, you are so talented gal!

x

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Twin Vibes said...

Great job! Everything is on point, love the bright colors!

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Jay said...

The collection is really You so you reached your aim. You can be proud of yourself :)

Laura Lee said...

ah you are so bloody talented! Those bell bottoms are everything xx

Laura
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Joelle Poulos said...

Oh my days these clothes are amazing!!! Are you selling any of them?
Joelle

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Toyin said...

It would be really good of you to do more blog posts on your degree as welll as development photos

Emmie.. said...

SO so so amazing Lucy!
A massive well done!

Emmie xx
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Alice Georgia said...

this is like the best combination of fashion and the best look into someones brain... love it!

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Laura. said...

These are fantastic pictures! Thankyou for sharing with us!

You have a great blog and a new follower! :)

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Amelia Rose Hopcroft said...

AMAZING collection, beautiful.

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Safiya said...

Holy shit this is amazing! Well done gurrl and a massive congrats. I am compleeetly in love with the sequined bell bottoms, and the green crop. Just, urgh, so good :)

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Vaida said...

Amazing collection!
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Sinead _ said...

im in love with this collection <3 love the sequins flares and fur coats! I want to study fashion design/fashion and textiles and i was wondering if you had any advice for how to start directing my current sketchbook (im studying a level 3 extended diploma in art and design currently) towards fashion and textiles/design? I'm not sure how to direct my portfolio in the fashion design direction because i don't really have a clue about fashion or textiles/pattern cutting/sewing etc yet haha xx

fionakay00 said...

I love this outfit! Florals are definitely one of my favorite prints and I just feel like they are so versatile.This outfit is incredible! Love this post too. I love the idea of using colorful dresses as an accessory! perfect.
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